Washington D.C. In The Postseason - Then And Now

WASHINGTON D.C. IN THE POSTSEASON – THEN AND NOW

On Sunday, October 7th, the Washington Nationals will become the first team from Washington D.C. to play in a Postseason game since the Washington Senators lost to the New York Giants in Game Five of the 1933 World Series. The country has undergone some pretty extensive changes in the nearly eight decades that have passed. To illustrate just how much has changed, here are some notable facts and figures from the year 1933.

THE UNITED STATES: 1933 AND 2012

ADDITIONAL FACTS

  • The top grossing film was I’m no Angel featuring Mae West.
  • The biggest hits were Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady,” Dick Powell’s “The Gold Digger’s
  • Song (We’re in the Money)” and Bing Crosby’s “You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me.”
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was serving his first year in the office as president.
  • The World War II Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial did not exist in Washington D.C.
  • There was no such thing as Social Security.
  • Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge had just begun.
  • The 21st Amendment was added to the Constitution reversing the ban on alcohol in the U.S.
  • Newsweek was published for the very first time.

FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN 1933

  • James Brown, Musician
  • Carol Burnett, Actress/Comedian
  • Michael Caine, Actor
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Quincy Jones, Composer/Record and Television Producer
  • Larry King, Television/Radio Host
  • Yoko Ono, Artist, Wife of John Lennon
  • Joan Rivers, Actress/Comedian
  • Gene Wilder, Actor

ITEM 1933 2012

  • Average Cost of a New Home $5,750 $295,300
  • Average Yearly Income $1,550 $46,349
  • Average Cost of a New Car $640 $30,303
  • Average Cost of a Gallon of Gas $0.18 $3.82
  • Average Cost of a Gallon of Milk $0.41 $3.36
  • Average Cost of a Loaf of Bread $0.07 $1.88
  • Average Cost of a Movie Ticket $0.25 $8.12
  • Academy Award Best Picture Cavalcade The Artist

1933 WORLD SERIES FACTS AND FIGURES

  • The New York Giants (N.L.) defeated the Washington Senators (A.L.) 4-1.
  • The New York Giants Manager was Bill Terry and the Washington Senators Manager was Joe Cronin, both of whom were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Hall of Fame Pitcher Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants won the National League MVP Award.
  • Hubbell led the league in wins (23), ERA (1.66) and shutouts (10).
  • Hall of Fame First Baseman Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics won the American League MVP Award.
  • Foxx was also a Triple Crown Winner leading the league in batting (.356), home runs (48), and RBI (163).
  • President Roosevelt threw out the First Pitch prior to Game Three of the World Series.
  • Game Four and Game Five of the World Series went to extra innings, with the New York Giants.
  • winning both games 2-1, and 4-3, respectively.